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Peter Rollins

Talking about God for fun

When you are absolutely confounded by the meanness of people, that’s a moment when you are close to God, or so I was told by someone who has tried to tease out a relevance for Christian mythology in our post-God... Continue Reading →

Identity, Community and Church

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3, 28 "I saw how solidarity and connection grew... Continue Reading →

Capitalism and Desire

Peter Rollins remarked that Todd McGowan's book Capitalism and Desire is a very good book. Maybe it is a good book for Pete, but for us mere mortals it is a very tough read.  I group the book with those... Continue Reading →

What is Pyrotheology?

Pyrotheology is a project spearheaded by Peter Rollins that attempts to deconstruct belief-based Christianity and make the tradition relevant to people who feel attracted to it but who are unable to assent in good faith to its creeds and doctrines.... Continue Reading →

Moving Abroad to Work at a Church That Closed, and Finding “My People”

On the night of June 25th, 2016, I was in Belfast’s Sunflower Pub for Fringe events at Peter Rollins’ Wake Festival. Jay Bakker was speaking and I was determined to meet him. That night put my faith journey on a... Continue Reading →

Virtual Community: One year that feels like a lifetime… in a good way!

The quote above was Phil's on 26/5/16. I liked it, so I memed it that same day... 🙂 Stories are worth remembering, I wanted to mark a point we've reached on this day in the journey of the Way Station. Today, it's exactly... Continue Reading →

The maddening thing about mysticism

... is, firstly, that it is possible that it might literally drive you mad. Karen Armstrong records in her autobiography the discovery that her own powerful mystical experiences emanated from her suffering from Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Peter Rollins identifies the... Continue Reading →

“The evidence of “forgiveness of sin” is not found in a profession of belief, but in a life freed from self-destructive pursuits, scapegoating, and violence.” ― Peter Rollins, The Divine Magician 

Holding on and Letting Go

The Revelation It was probably 7 or 8 years ago when I started to realize something that caught me by surprise. It seemed that a growing number of my friends and acquaintances no longer attended church. Some of these were... Continue Reading →

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